Forest School

Forest School is a unique educational experience that offers children the opportunity to develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in woodland environment.

At Penketh South, we are very proud of our Forest School and by using our fantastic on school site we hope to inspire children of all ages to have positive and empowering experiencies in the great outdoors. 

We challenge children to take and manage risks independently (with support from adults if needed). Our sessions consist of games, activities (both adult and child led) as well as exploration of the natural world around us.

Forest School is a stimulating enviornment that sparks curiosity and because the sessions take place in all weathers (exept in high winds and electrical storms) the ever changing surroundings means no sessions are ever the same. Our main aims are to promote children's independence, perseverance, team work, emotinal resilience and most importantly, their confidence through engaging them in motivational tasks.

At Penketh South we aim to offer each class one session per week (morning or afternoon) for at least one half-term per school year. This operates on a rota system to provide opportunity for every class to participate and experience the change of seasons. 


"The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky."

                                                                                                                                         - Margaret McMillan



Mrs Anderson- Forest School Leader. Outdoor and Paediatric First Aid.

Miss Galeziowska- Forest Schhol Leader. Outdoor and Paediatric First Aid

Mrs Tilly- Forest School Leader - level 3

Miss Tickle- Forest School Leader - level 3


"The more risks you allow children to take, the better they learn to take care of themselves"

                                                                                                                                                                      - Roald Dahl


Cold Weather Clothing

Long sleeve tops

Full length trousers

Jumper/ fleece


Wellington boots/ walking shoes





Warm Weather Clothing

Long sleeve top

Loose full length trousers

Wellington boots/ walking shoes

Sun hat

Sun cream

Insect repellent 


"Play is the highest form of research."

                                                                 - Albert Einstein

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Penketh South CP School
Finlay Ave, Penketh, Warrington WA5 2PN
Headteacher | Miss Lorraine Browne [email protected]
Chair of Governors | Carolyn Williams [email protected]
SENCO | Mrs Roper [email protected]